Bravo Anjali!
Author: Sheetal Sheth | Illustrator: Lucia Soto


Estimated Shipping Date: September 21st, 2021

For Anjali, playing the tabla is something that comes naturally. She loves the feel of the drum beneath her fingers and getting lost in the music. But when the boys in her class give her a hard time for being better than them, she messes up on purpose.

When her teacher announces a contest where the winner will get to perform with him at his next concert, Anjali is distraught. Winning the contest would be a dream for Anjali. But it seems like the better she gets, the meaner some of the kids are.

In this follow-up to Always Anjali, Anjali realizes that she should never let anyone make her feel bad for being good at something. An important story for all children to remember to ’never dim their light.


2022 NYC Big Book Award Winner - Picture Books - Ages 4-8
2022 NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite - Book Cover Design-Children's Picture Books

2022 Moonbeam Awards - Best Book Series - Picture Book

2021 Story Monsters Approved - School Life, Picture Book (Ages 3-8) Fiction

2022 Eric Hoffer Book Awards - Children's Book Honorable Mention


2022 Purple Dragonfly Awards - Best Cover Design 1st Place, Picture Books 6 and older (Honorable Mention)

2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Children’s Picture Book
#OwnVoices Finalist

2022 IPPY Awards - Book Series- Fiction Silver

2022 International Book Awards - Finalist



Praise for Bravo Anjali!

"In this gorgeously rendered tale, our beloved Anjali learns something it took me thirty years to understand: there's nothing wrong with shining brightly. I will carry the heart of this book with me wherever I go."
— Nic Stone, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Dear Martin

"My kids and I love “Bravo Anjali!” I wish I’d had a book like this when I was a kid. I never saw myself represented in the books I read as a brown girl learning and performing a classical Indian instrument. It’s full of small, sharply observed moments that caught at my heart for how they detail the myriad ways we make ourselves small and silent. I wanted to cheer for Anjali as she let her light shine in all its glory."
— Anoushka Shankar- Sitarist, composer